The Property Practitioners Act

Developments related to the property practitioners act and it’s impact on home buying and why home inspections build bridges of trust

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Estate Agents now have to show an equal duty of care to buyers and sellers

Estate agents now owe sellers and buyers an equal “duty of care” By John Graham, founder of HouseCheck The new PPA will compel agents to be fully transparent Estate agents, soon to be known as “property practitioners” in terms of the new Property Practitioners Act (PPA), are usually paid their commission by the seller of …

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Estate agents now owe sellers and buyers an equal duty of care

Estate agents now owe sellers and buyers an equal duty of care Estate agents, soon to be known as “property practitioners” in terms of the new Property Practitioners Act (PPA), are usually paid their commission by the seller of the property. Now the new PPA will compel agents to be fully transparent and ensure that …

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2020 – Contentious Property Practitioners Act Regulations Released

Property Practitioners Act Regulations Roadshow The Department of Human settlements has  undertaken a road show throughout South Africa, explaining the implications of the proposed Property Practitioners Act Regulations, which were published in the Government Gazette recently. HouseCheck went to the first event which was held In East London on Wednesday 11 March 2020. The head of …

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Does the Voetstoots clause still apply?

Will the new Property Practitioners Act Nullify the Voetstoots Clause in Offer to Purchases? Voetstoots and the Property Practitioners Act 2019 The Property Practitioners Act 2019 (PPA) requires the seller to include, as part of  the agreement of sale, a disclosure to inform prospective buyers about the condition of the property.  The question arises: Is …

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Property Practitioners Act passes in National Assembly

A new Bill with big implications for buyers, sellers and estate agents, the Property Practitioners Bill, was passed in Parliament yesterday. This bill follows the international trend of providing greater consumer protection. The bill closes the gap in providing protection to buyers of second-hand homes which The Consumer Protection Act failed to address. Sellers of …

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The Property Practitioners Bill set to improve consumer protection

The new Property Practitioner’s Bill (PPB) will go a long way to “levelling the playing fields” for South African home buyers, sellers and their estate agents, says John Graham of HouseCheck, South Africa’s leading home inspection company. Graham says the proposed new law will ensure much better consumer protection for home buyers –  who are …

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